Serena Williams & Lewis Hamilton join Martin Broughton’s bid to buy Chelsea

The seven-times F1 world champion and 23-times Grand Slam winner have agreed to invest in the club.

After financial sanctions on Russia, Chelsea’s Russian owner Roman Abramovich was looking to sell the club. This saga has taken another turn as Lewis Hamilton and Serena Williams, two of the world’s biggest sports stars, are pledging to support one of the bids trying to gain ownership of Chelsea Football Club.

According to Sky Sports News, American Women’s tennis icon and 23-time Grand Slam winner Serena Williams and British Formula 1 superstar Hamilton have agreed to commit millions of pounds to Sir Martin Broughton’s bid. The two legendary athletes are reported to have agreed to invest £10 million each to the former British Airways and Liverpool chairman’s bid to take over Chelsea.

Lewis Hamilton has supported several early-stage startups, including Zapp, a London-based rapid food delivery app. Serena Ventures, the tennis star’s venture capital company, announced an investment in Opensponsorship, a British-based sports digital start-up, this week.

Three consortiums shortlisted are led by Todd Boehly, Sir Martin Broughton, and Stephen Pagliuca. They have presented their final offers to purchase their club. The bank managing the transaction is decided to be The Raine Group. Before recommending a preferred option, all the financial details are yet to be finalised. It is claimed to be believed that Sir Martin Broughton’s consortium when compared to the other prospected buyers, is most equipped to manage the intricacies of owning Chelsea FC.

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